This Morning announces presenters for Monday following Phillip Schofield exit

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This Morning confirms Monday hosts after Phil exitITV

This Morning has announced who is hosting today's (Monday, May 22) instalment, which is the first to air since it was revealed that Phillip Schofield had left the show.

Holly Willoughby is remaining on the ITV magazine programme, but is taking the next two weeks off. Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary, who usually host the editions later in the week, are stepping up to cover the show today.

Phillip took some time off the show while his brother was on trial in court, and once he returned, there were tabloid reports of a feud between himself and Holly, which he denied.

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However, on Saturday, Phillip made an announcement that read: "I have always been proud to cover fascinating stories on This Morning. But recently, This Morning itself has become the story.

"Throughout my career in TV – including the very difficult last few days – I have always done my best to be honourable and kind. I understand that ITV has decided the current situation can't go on, and I want to do what I can to protect the show that I love.

"So I have agreed to step down from This Morning with immediate effect, in the hope that the show can move forward to a bright future. I'd like to thank everyone who has supported me – especially This Morning's amazing viewers – and I'll see you all for the Soap Awards next month."

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"It's been over 13 great years presenting This Morning with Phil and I want to take this opportunity to thank him for all of his knowledge, his experience and his humour," Holly added in her own statement. "The sofa won't feel the same without him."

Phillip's future on Dancing on Ice is unknown, but ITV boss Kevin Lygo has confirmed that he will host a new prime-time show as well as presenting next month's British Soap Awards.

This Morning airs on weekdays from 10am on ITV1.

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